Reachout Pertinence Foundation donates fans, chairs to Health Centre in Alimosho
Reachout Pertinence Foundation, the corporate social responsibility, CSR, arm of the Pertinence Group headquartered in Lagos, has donated ceiling fans and waiting area chairs to the Bola Ahmed Tinubu primary health centre in Egbeda, Lagos.
The visit to the health centre on Friday, 5 August, 2022 marked the foundation’s first official outreach since its incorporation in July, 2022, and was also part of a series of events that marked the company’s 10th year anniversary.
It was gathered that the health facility had been in dire need of fans and seats especially in the waiting area, hence the foundation’s donation of 16 high-standard ceiling fans, three dozen plastic chairs and six four-seater waiting area chairs to improve healthcare delivery.
Present at the official presentation of the items were the Supervisor for health, Alimosho local government, Hon. Rasheed Abolade; the Medical officer of health, Alimosho, Dr. Odufuwa Kayode Adekunle; as well as the World Health committee chairman, Akowonjo health centre, Mr. Fatai Yusuf.
“We are grateful to Pertinence for your continued support for projects in this local government. We can’t thank you enough. We have benefited a lot from the company, and we are delighted that your impacts are unending,” said Hon. Abolade
“Most of the ceiling fans you are replacing today have been faulty for around a year. Patients and staff have been experiencing discomfort especially on hot days, but you have brought that to an end today. Some of our chairs have been bad too, and now you have given us new ones. On behalf of the chairman and people of this great local government, I say thank you.”
Asked how the donated fans and seats could improve healthcare delivery at the centre, MoH, Dr. Odufuwa said: “When our people start coming in from Monday, they will experience a different atmosphere here. And that tells you that as you have given these things to us, they are going to be used for the betterment of humanity, and we are really happy.
“I must say that the situation analysis was superb. Pertinence knew what we needed and donated it at the right time. When you give somebody what he needs, he will appreciate it more.”
On Yusuf’s part, he said: “Another thing we need in this health centre is a new ambulance. The one we have is completely worn out, and we repair it almost every three months. We would appreciate anyone who gives us a new vehicle for emergency response.”
Reachout Pertinence Foundation says it is on a mission to boost growth opportunities and enhance social change through strategic outreaches that improve the wellbeing of the company’s host community and beyond.
Speaking after the presentation, the team lead of Reachout, Mr. Oladimeji Oke reiterated that the foundation was all about giving back to the society. He said the team was constantly looking out for where they could impact lives in the Alimosho local government area and also across the rest of the world.
“We have had several outreaches in the past where we donated relief materials to internally displaced persons; free sanitary pads to school girls; scholarships, exam forms and books to students; and have also sponsored sporting competitions in the community,” said Mr. Oke
“Pertinence as a business started in Alimosho and we have seen how much we have grown the business in Alimosho, so we want to give back to Alimosho society first and then spread out to the globe. That is why we registered the foundation as an entity with the corporate affairs commission last month.”
On why the foundation chose to donate to healthcare, Oke said: “When we were doing our findings and looking for a place to visit in commemoration of the 10th year anniversary, we had a long list of places, including schools. But we chose to visit the Bola Tinubu health centre because the day we entered the facility, it was very hot. So we thought, if someone is coming with an ailment, their condition could get worsened due to the condition of the reception. We then decided to do this.”
Mr. Oke added that himself and the team were delighted that their donation to the health centre was well received. He also stated that the foundation would be going on another outreach before the end of the year.